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Conservation Through Cultivation

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It is my opinion that the long-term salvation to wild American Ginseng’s preservation is Conservation through Cultivation. If we get enough people growing wild-simulated ginseng then the pressure on the remaining truly wild ginseng populations will be greatly diminished and it’s a win-win situation.

-Bob Beyfuss

  Listen to American Ginseng Specialist: Bob Beyfuss


Bob Beyfuss retired after 31 years as an Agriculture Agent and American Ginseng Specialist for Cornell University Cooperative Extension. He is the author of "The Practical Guide to Growing Ginseng" (a 65 page grower’s guide), available for free download at Cornell E Commons, "Ginseng Production in Woodlots" and "The Economics of Woodland Ginseng Production" both available from the USDA National Agroforestry Resource Center.  Bob recently retired as Vice President of American Ginseng Pharm, a large-scale woodland ginseng/herb/mushroom growing business headquartered in Delaware County, NY. AGP has planted more than 200 acres of wild-simulated ginseng in the Catskill Mountain Region of NY State.

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Episode 2  Clinical Cannabis



Dr. Ghaly received his high school diploma at the prestigious Collége De La Salle in 1967, and graduated from medical school in Cairo, Egypt in 1974. He is fluent in French, English, and Arabic. He worked as a general practitioner in Egypt until he immigrated to the US in 1977 where he completed his psychiatric residency at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY. He is now double board-certified in psychiatry and neurology, with additional board certification in sleep medicine. Additionally, he studied Chinese medicine with a focus on herbal remedies and acupuncture. In 1984 he became a licensed acupuncturist and opened the Acupuncture Center of Upstate New York. Over the years, Dr. Ghaly has become clearly recognized by his colleagues and the community as an expert in treating a multitude of psychiatric disorders and has established several treatment centers including the Ghaly Healing & Wellness Center, Ghaly Sleep Center, and the Ghaly TMS Center. In addition to treating psychiatric conditions, he also offers a number of alternative treatment programs which include medical marijuana, laser light therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, electroconvulsive therapy, and ketamine therapy. He not only has the wide-ranging experience to provide his patients with state-of-the-art care, but has also become well known for his compassion towards his patients and treating them with the utmost dignity.


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We are talking about a lot of history behind medicinal marijuana and by the 20th century, there were over 100 papers written about cannabis, indications, and the benefits of cannabis.

--Dr. Nasri Ghaly

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